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Hatchery Creek Beginner Loop

The perfect beginner loop!

Mountain Biking Easy

2.4 km
41 m
41 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
374 m
High Point
403 m
Hatchery Creek Beginner Loop Map

The Hatchery Creek trails are some of the oldest singletrack trails close to the town of Hayward. In recent years, CAMBA has re-worked the portions of the Hatchery Creek singletrack close to the trailhead, transforming it into a flowy machine-built mountain bike wonderland!


This refreshed trail now provides the perfect opportunity to give a new rider their first taste of singletrack mountain biking. The singletrack is butter-smooth and provides a delightful kinesthetic flow. It's also almost entirely flat, and at just 2.4 miles, the distance is short enough for anyone to make it.

While the trail is almost entirely flat, it has just enough climbing on the way out to create a mellow descent back down to the trailhead. The "downhill" is just enough to give beginners a taste of the fun and flow that mountain biking can provide.

If you haven't had enough after just 2.4 miles, you can definitely head out and ride the loop again! Or, if you want to help the beginner rider get more confident moving around on the bike, head over to the nearby pumptrack and skills park to practice basic bike handling skills.



Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between May and November


  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest

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